2017-2018 Catalog

Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science

91-93 credits

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science Administrative Assistant prepares students for employment in advanced office positions as well as entry-level business positions. Students will explore employment possibilities, job requirements and earning potential in the business and office fields both locally and nationally. The curriculum provides knowledge and skills in computer applications widely used in today’s organizations including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. The curriculum also focuses on accounting fundamentals using both manual and computerized systems, business math and electronic calculator skills, management and supervisory concepts, business correspondence, presentations, customer service, personal finance, marketing and advanced office skills. Students are required to complete a practicum involving 50 hours of office experience in a local organization. This experience provides real world examples of what skills are expected in business or office positions.

Career Information

Graduates of the Administrative Assistant AAS degree will be prepared for employment in advanced office positions including Administrative Assistants, Office Managers or Executive Secretaries as well as entry-level business positions such as Accounting Technicians, Computer Applications Specialists or General Supervisors. These positions are expected to increase in demand both in Montana and nationally.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Set up and maintain an accounting system for a business.
  • Demonstrate skills in researching, writing, and delivering a business presentation.
  • Supervise employees in a business environment.
  • Create and format business documents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced computer applications.
  • Solve business math computations on an electronic calculator.
  • Explore community service needs and citizenship issues as they relate to local organizations.

Curriculum

Fall First Year

CAPP 100Computer Literacy

1

ENGL 101English Composition I

3

OR

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

NASD 101History of Indians in the United States

3

OFED 114Business Grammar & Usage

1

OFED 213Records Management/Filing

3

OFED 106Keyboard Skill Building

1

ELECTIVE Open 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring First Year

CAPP 161Electronic Spreadsheets

3

CAPP 170Electronic Presentations

2

GNSD 125Job Seeking Skills

3

OFED 121Human Relations

3

OFED 260Office Procedures

3

OFED 290Office Practicum

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter Second Year

BUMG 150Principles of Marketing

3

BUMG 220Management and Supervision

3

SPCH 100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVE Native American Studies General Education Open

3

 

BUMG 102Applied Accounting II

3

OR

BUMG 202Principles of Accounting II

3

 

Optional

BUMG 106Applied Accounting Lab

1

OR

BUMG 207Principles of Accounting II Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Spring Second Year

BUMG 160Personal Finance

3

BUMG 240Computerized Accounting

3

OFED 271Office Capstone

2

 

BUMG 103Applied Accounting III

3

OR

BUMG 203Principles of Accounting III

3

ELECTIVE Humanities Intro General Education from List

3

 

Optional

BUMG 106Applied Accounting Lab

1

OR

BUMG 208Principles of Accounting III Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Fall Second Year

BUMG 100Introduction to Business

3

ENGL 202English Composition II

3

OFED 216Business Writing

4

OFED 240Business Presentations

3

 

BUMG 101Applied Accounting I

3

OR

BUMG 201Principles of Accounting I

3

 

Optional

BUMG 106Applied Accounting Lab

1

OR

BUMG 206Principles of Accounting Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Winter First Year

CAPP 140Word Processing

3

CAPP 162Data Management Systems

3

 

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

OR

OFED 111Business Math

4

AND

OFED 113Calculator Lab

1

 

ENGL 101English Composition I

3

OR

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 90-93

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